Essential Collections

Quick Flicks (October) – Tesla / Make Up / I See You / Odd Thomas / Utøya: July 22 / Afterschool

October 2020 Looking for something to watch tonight? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our monthly pick of great movies old and new, without the long review. Instead, these quick recommendations offer a summary of our thoughts alongside details of the movies length, certificate and genre. So settle back for this months selection, including, Tesla, Make Up, I See …

Kids Mix (Autumn 2020) ParaNorman / Casper / Alpha / Labyrinth

Every quarter we bring you four top picks for younger viewers. Kids Mix Autumn 2020 features ParaNorman (PG), Alpha (PG), Casper (PG) and Labyrinth (U). ParaNorman (2012) Let me start this review by proclaiming my love for stop motion animation and its ability to pull you into new worlds with divine characters. From Isle of Dogs to My Life As …

Bloody Monday: Back to School Special – The Faculty / Slaughterhouse Rulz / Tormented

September 2020 Bloody Monday is back with a ‘Back to School’ special. Celebrating the end of summer and the return to desks, smartboards, hormonal tantrums and excitement. So grab a desk as we look back at three great school-based horrors to start the new term. From The Faculty (15) to Slaughterhouse Rulz (15) and Tormented (15). The Faculty (1998) What …

Quick Flicks (September) Misbehavior / Jawline / Climax / Happy as Lazzaro / Destroyer / Duplicate / Spud

September 2020 Edition Looking for something to watch tonight? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our monthly pick of great movies old and new, without the long review. Instead, these quick recommendations offer a summary of our thoughts alongside details of the movies length, certificate and genre. So settle back for this months selection, including Misbehaviour, Jawline, Climax, Happy …

Bloody Monday – Harpoon / Daniel Isn’t Real / Horror Hospital

August 2020 Bloody Monday is back with our monthly pick of the best weird, wonderful and gore-filled horror. This month featuring Harpoon (18) Daniel Isn’t Real (15) and Horror Hospital (18). Harpoon (2019) Are you dreaming of a luxurious vacation following the stifling boredom of the global lockdown? If so, how about a leisurely trip out to sea on a …

The Painted Bird (2019) and Come and See (1985): The horror of War through the eyes of a child

Back in February, I sat in a press screening room in central London; the film was a comedy/drama. The type of light frothy movie that proves to be a crowd-pleaser in most multiplex’ across the UK. Next to me sat a fellow critic, and as we waited for the screening to start our discussion naturally focussed on recent films we …

Quick Flicks – Clemency / Loveless / The Kid / First Reformed / Studio 54 / El Angel / Jongens

August 2020 Edition Looking for something to watch tonight? Don’t worry, we have got you covered with our monthly pick of great movies old and new without the long review. Instead, these quick recommendations offer a summary of our thoughts alongside details of the movies length, certificate and genre. So settle back for this months selection, including Clemency, Loveless, The …

Kids Mix Summer 2020 – Think Like a Dog / Teen Titans / Onward / Horrible Histories

Every quarter we bring you four top picks for younger viewers. Kids Mix Summer 2020 features Think Like a Dog (PG), Teen Titans Go! to the Movies (PG), Onward (U) and Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans (PG) Think Like a Dog (2020) Director: Gil Junger Cast: Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Gabriel Bateman, Minghao Hou, Kunal Nayyar  Any dog owner who loves their furry …

Bloody Monday – Dead Shack / The Banana Splits / Turbo Kid

July 2020 Our monthly pick of the best weird, wonderful and gore filled horror available to stream or buy now on all major platforms. This month features Dead Shack (15) The Banana Splits Movie (18) and Turbo Kid (18). Dead Shack (2017) Let’s face it there is no shortage of zombie movies in our world, most playing with imagery and …

The Muppets Movies: Essential Picks

Many children of the 1970/80s will have The Muppets deeply embedded in their hearts. Their presence felt through TV, movies, music and theatre over the course the decades proceeding the mid-1970s. However, Jim Henson’s dysfunctional family of foam have of course been around far longer than a mere 45 years. With many early versions of the gang appearing from 1955 …